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Body style: SUV (Sports Utility Vehicle)
Segment: Premium SUV

When launched in 2002, the Cayenne attracted as much hate as positive reviews from around the world.

It was the first Porsche SUV and it could host five adults without any problems.

It was inconceivable for a Porsche fan to accept an SUV from the famous sports-car manufacturer. But the car was needed. The German brand needed a car to sell in volumes and save them from a foreseeable financial collapse. Despite all the odds, the Cayenne was well received by the market.

The exterior look was inspired by the 911, with headlights that resembled those installed on the 911 - 996 version. The tall greenhouse, for a Porsche, was designed according to the car's destination: as a family sports SUV. The Cayenne S was designed to be a sportier version for the base, 3.2-liter Cayenne. In the back, a dual exhaust system was installed and an aluminum shield was seen under the bumper.

Inside, the gear-selector was carried-over from 911. The instrument cluster and the keyhole were inspired by the famous German sports-car as well. A tall center console separated the front passengers. The power-adjustable leather front seats were accompanied by the rear leather bench, which featured a split-backseat to extend the trunk space. The Cayenne S featured a CD-radio with 12 speakers. A Porsche Communication Management (PCM) infotainment unit with navigation and a backup camera was available.

Under the hood, the Cayenne S featured a 4.5-liter V8 with a dry-sump lubrication system, which was an unusual technical solution for an SUV. It was paired to a 6-speed manual. A 6-speed automatic was on the options list.

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PORSCHE Cayenne S (955) 2002 - 2007
  2 gasoline engines
  • 4.5L V8 6AT (340 HP)
  • 4.5L V8 6MT (340 HP)

PORSCHE Cayenne S (955) 4.5L V8 6AT (340 HP)

ENGINE SPECS  –  4.5L V8 6AT (340 HP)
Cylinders
V8
Displacement
4511 cm3
Power
250 KW @ 6000 RPM
340 HP @ 6000 RPM
335 BHP @ 6000 RPM
Torque
310 lb-ft @ 4500 RPM
420 Nm @ 4500 RPM
Fuel System
Multipoint Injection
Fuel
Gasoline
PERFORMANCE SPECS
Top Speed
150 mph (241 km/h)
Acceleration 0-62 Mph (0-100 kph)
7.2 s
TRANSMISSION SPECS
Drive Type
All Wheel Drive
Gearbox
6-speed automatic
BRAKES SPECS
Front
Ventilated Discs
Rear
Ventilated Discs
TIRES SPECS
Tire Size
255/55 R18
DIMENSIONS
Length
188.3 in (4783 mm)
Width
75.9 in (1928 mm)
Height
66.9 in (1699 mm)
Front/rear Track
64.8/65.4 in (1,646/1,661 mm)
Wheelbase
112.4 in (2855 mm)
Ground Clearance
8.5 in (216 mm)
Cargo Volume
19.1 cuFT (541 L)
Aerodynamics (Cd)
0.39
WEIGHT SPECS
Unladen Weight
4949 lbs (2245 kg)
Gross Weight Limit
6746 lbs (3060 kg)
FUEL ECONOMY (NEDC)
City
11.3 mpg US (20.8 L/100Km)
Highway
21 mpg US (11.2 L/100Km)
Combined
15.8 mpg US (14.9 L/100Km)
CO2 Emissions
361 g/km

PORSCHE Cayenne S (955) 4.5L V8 6MT (340 HP)

ENGINE SPECS  –  4.5L V8 6MT (340 HP)
Cylinders
V8
Displacement
4511 cm3
Power
250 KW @ 6000 RPM
340 HP @ 6000 RPM
335 BHP @ 6000 RPM
Torque
310 lb-ft @ 4500 RPM
420 Nm @ 4500 RPM
Fuel System
Multipoint Injection
Fuel
Gasoline
PERFORMANCE SPECS
Top Speed
150 mph (241 km/h)
Acceleration 0-62 Mph (0-100 kph)
7.2 s
TRANSMISSION SPECS
Drive Type
All Wheel Drive
Gearbox
6-speed manual
BRAKES SPECS
Front
Ventilated Discs
Rear
Ventilated Discs
TIRES SPECS
Tire Size
255/55 R18
DIMENSIONS
Length
188.3 in (4783 mm)
Width
75.9 in (1928 mm)
Height
66.9 in (1699 mm)
Front/rear Track
64.8/65.4 in (1,646/1,661 mm)
Wheelbase
112.4 in (2855 mm)
Ground Clearance
8.5 in (216 mm)
Cargo Volume
19.1 cuFT (541 L)
Aerodynamics (Cd)
0.39
WEIGHT SPECS
Unladen Weight
4905 lbs (2225 kg)
Gross Weight Limit
6746 lbs (3060 kg)
FUEL ECONOMY (NEDC)
City
11.3 mpg US (20.8 L/100Km)
Highway
21 mpg US (11.2 L/100Km)
Combined
15.8 mpg US (14.9 L/100Km)
CO2 Emissions
361 g/km
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